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Olympian Catharine Pendrel and National Team member Sandra Walter will be in Fernie to spread some mountain biking awesomeness! 

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Friday, September 29th

4:15pm: Kids ride with National Team Members (Age 8+, girls only)
6:30pm: Slide show at the Vogue Theatre with Catherine Pendrel and Sandra Walter. Entry by donation.

Saturday, September 30th

9:00am: Annual Highroller Poker Ride. (Registration from 8am) Start & Finish at The Royal. Entry fee $50.
5:00pm: Dinner at Infinitea

Sunday, October 1st

10am: FWow Fernie Women on Wheels with National Team Members. Intermediate/advance. Meet at the Fernie Bike Park

For updates visit the Club website. You must be a member of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club to participate (anyone can join, including non-residents, membership is only $25 and goes to help maintain the trails!).

ABOUT THE ATHLETES:

Catharine Pendrel has been a member of the Canadian National team since 2004 and is the current reigning Commonwealth Games champion, having won gold at the Glasgow 2014 games. She followed this up with a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. 

She was the winner of the 2012 UCI and 2016 World Cup Series, was the World Champion in cross-country mountain biking in 2011 and 2014, 2010 World Cup Champion, and 2007 Pan American Games Champion. Catharine was born in New Brunswick in 1980 and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. 

Sandra Walter is 4 times Canada Cup Series Champion and 9 times member of Team Canada, attending the Rio Olympics as an alternate for Team Canada. She has first place finishes across a wide range of biking events, including Cyclocross, Enduro, and Road Biking, including 1st place at the 2016 Squamish Test of Metal.

Born in Vancouver, she contrasts her cycling career with a passion for writing and photography, having gained a BA in Writing from UVIC in 2003.

 

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